Buffalo’s Street Art is Some of the Best in America
Every city likes to claim that they have amazing street art. London has Bansky and his famous “Little Girl with the Balloon”. There’s “Love will Tear Us Apart” by D’Face in Paris. And north of the border, there is “Nobody Likes Me” from iHeart. Back home here in the good ole’ United States of America, Portland Oregon has a really amazing collection. But here in the queen city, we have seen the amount of street art and murals on the rise significantly; during the last decade.
Having always worked in the suburbs, I haven’t really had the chance to explore the downtown street art scene. But now that I make the trek daily to WBUF headquarters in Lafayette Square, I am noticing more and more street art each day.
Here are some of the amazing works of art that you can feast your eyes on in The Queen City.
465 Washington Street, Buffalo – This one is called “Wildflowers” and I get to see it every day when I park my car.
810 Main Street, Buffalo – This one is pretty self-explanatory, as it screams at the masses to “Keep Buffalo a Secret”, and was based on a t-shirt design.
201 Ellicott Street, Buffalo – You’ll find this rainbow wall on the side of a brand-new affordable housing complex in the heart of downtown.
525 Washington Street, Buffalo - Ok, so this one is technically across the street from 525 Washington, but that was the best address to use to get you to lay your eyes on a piece entitled “Walking Back in Time”
Art Alley - 3rd Street, Niagara Falls – I stumbled upon this really cool exhibit while bar hopping on 3rd street one day. The piano out in front works, although it could stand to be tuned, and the alley itself is a brightly painted visual.
Back of 521 Main Street, Buffalo – You can find this brightly colored anime-themed piece on the back wall of Misuta Chow’s located on Washington Street
461 Ellicott Street, Buffalo – Bringing to mind postcards of yesteryear, check out this piece called “Greetings from Buffalo” from local artist Casey William Milbrand
Washington Street, Buffalo (Across from Mohawk Ramp) – This one wraps around two sides of the building that’s located directly across from the Mohawk Parking Ramp
1212 Hertel Avenue – Paying homage to Buffalo’s favorite musical sons, check out the classic Goo Goo Dolls mural on Hertel Ave
710 Main Street, Buffalo (Side of Building) – A piece called “Noodle in the Northern Lights" is at the edge of Buffalo’s Theater District on the side of Shea’s 710 Theater.
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